Weekend Events: What’s happening across the Ozarks

Updated: May. 26, 2023 at 5:15 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Ozarks.

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40th Annual Mid-America Street Rod Nationals

If you want to see street rod vehicles of nearly every make, model, and style, this event is for you! This runs at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds May 26-28th. In addition to street rods, spectators will also see cars from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Tickets are $19 for those 14 and older, $6 for kids 6-12 years old, and free for anyone 5 and younger.

Address: 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield

More information: https://nsra-usa.com/events/

Memorial Day Poppy Festival

The Ozarks largest patch of poppies will be open to the public all Memorial Day weekend at Pa’s Posey Patch. Food trucks, photo ops with all of the props, and refreshment stands will be available. Admission to the event is a donation of any amount towards the poppy patch.

Address: 21501 Farm Road 1120, Cassville

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/5873626562747345?active_tab=about


Downtown Dog Run & Summer Pet Party

Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a 5k and Mutt Mile will take place, followed by a Costume Contest. Register prior to May 8 to ensure you get a T-shirt. Participate in the run for $35 or hang out for the pet party and contest for free. All dogs must be friendly, leashed, and cleaned up after.

Address: Downtown Springfield Square

More information: https://downtowndogrun.com/

Spring Ring

The Springfield Ringers is a volunteer group dedicated to promoting the art of hand bell ringing - and they’re hosting a show this spring. The event will be comprised of hand bell musicians from area churches, the Springfield Ringers practice weekly and play at events such as the fall Heritage of Hymns program, the Springfield Symphony Christmas Concert, and upon request. Musical selections will include Christian as well as secular music. This is free to attend and runs Sunday June 4 at 4 p.m. at Schweitzer Church.

Address: 2747 E Sunshine, Springfield

More information: https://www.facebook.com/SpringfieldRingers

Lebanon Route 66 Festival

Saturday, June 3, Lebanon is hosting a fun, free family event to celebrate the history of Route 66. Parades, food trucks, live music, and games will be hosted throughout the day. Check out the link below for a full schedule of events.

Address: 51 Drury Ln, Lebanon

More information: http://www.lebanonroute66.com/festival/

White Hart Renaissance Faire

Head to Hartville for a day full of enchantment, adventure, and merriment! June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25, thrilling performances, captivating storytellers, lively music, and an array of artisan vendors will be present in true renaissance fashion. Check out the link below for tickets and times for the event, they range depending on the day you plan on visiting.

Address: 5651 State Hwy F, Hartville

More information: https://www.whitehartfaire.com/event-details-1-1

Heroes For Hudson Fun Run

Saturday June 10th at Marshfield First, organizers are hosting a walk/run to benefit a local child with brain cancer. Check in will start at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 per person and includes a t-shirt. Order yours by May 31 to guarantee your size.

Address: 1001 S White Oak, Marshfield

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuOAHmJgZrMx0_eyJZ2uVIUBWTIhLzwkwO6Ch6mZAu1NqMgw/viewform

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association 44th Annual Spring Show

This horse show will feature a showcase for young horses who’ve never been shown under saddle Saturday June 10. There will be divisions for both professional and amateur riders. On Saturday morning starting at 8 a.m. there is a Youth Pancake Breakfast as a kickoff for the Youth Seminar covering the history of the breed, horsemanship and craft time making Tie-Dye T-shirts. Additional events will be held through the day. This will be a fun family event for all ages to enjoy! A full schedule can be found at the link below.


More information: https://mfthba.com/springshow/

Schedule: https://mfthba.com/springshow/pdfs/2023_spring_show_schedule_v2.pdf

Downtown Lebanon Cruise In

Friday, June 16, from 5-9 p.m., downtown Lebanon is hosting a free event with a classic car show, live music, food trucks, and games. This is to celebrate Father’s Day, and families of ages are welcome to join. No previous registration is required.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/144020655232805/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%5B%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22your_upcoming_events_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22bookmark%22%7D%5D%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

Craft Fest

A show featuring handcrafted items from many talented Artisans is coming to the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home AR. Everything from jewelry, home décor, quilting, handcrafted knives, tote bags and much more will be available for purchase. This is being held inside the education building Friday June 16 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday June 17 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free to the public, but bring cash and cards in case vendors can only accept one or the other.

Address: 1507 Fairgrounds Dr, Mountain Home AR

More information: http://www.mhcraftfest.com/

Table Rock Art Guild & Gallery

Table Rock Art Guild is hosting their Annual Festival of Arts “Elements of the Ozarks: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” Saturday and Sunday June 24 & 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kimberling Area Library Community Room.

Address: State Highways 13 and 76 Branson West

More information: https://www.tablerockartgallery.com/

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